Leza Danly has spent her professional career bringing inspiration to others, weaving a story at the intersection of the creative arts and healing arts.
Leza’s first paid performing job was as a singer in Disneyland for the Bicentennial summer of 1976. She holds a B.S. in Theater from Skidmore College, spent a year as an actor at Arkansas Repertory Theater, and later became part of a vocal duo, where she produced a stage show that toured Asia in the early 1980s.
Leza became fascinated with spiritual transformation, and set down performing to study emotional healing techniques. She moved to Jackson Hole, WY, where she maintained a private healing practice, and led intimate Saturday workshops in her home.
Leza moved back to Northern California in 1987, took a job as a talent agent, and began coaching actors to become more awake and engaged in the creation of their success.
When the coaching industry emerged, Leza completed two coaching certifications (CPPC and MCC), developed a full time coaching practice, and became one of the early trainers of coaches for CTI in 1995.
Four years later, Leza founded Lucid Living, Inc. to create and deliver a robust curriculum of soul-based transformation.
A prolific designer of adult learning, Leza authored more than sixty unique training programs over twenty-one years at the helm of Lucid Living. Her signature Great Story Coaching Program is known for its rich insights, depth training, and advanced spiritual tools, guiding thousands of heart-centered coaches and leaders on the path to mastery.
Great Story Coaches are bringing Soul-based guidance and leadership development to many of the world’s greatest game-changing organizations, including Google, IBM, Pinterest, Airbnb, Mozilla, Ikea and Amazon.
In 2019, Leza stepped away from leading workshops to focus on writing. She lives in Northern California with her wonderful husband, Frank.